Dan DeVaul. County Jail. Dan DeVaul. County Jail. Hmmmm, can there be an interesting connection, some six degrees of separation? Well, yes, according to Ron Crawford over at http://www.sewerwatch.blogspot.com./
Media Actually Does Matter
If you haven’t already put them on your “favorite places, do so: http://www.mediamatters.org/. Critical group since media actually does matter so it’s important to have somebody taking a close look.
Parks Actually Matter, Too
While Sacramento legislators stay stupid and locked in their various ideological battles, I’m going to at least vote for Prop 21, which will cost me a small $18 yearly dink when I register my car next year, but that will get desperately needed money to our State Parks for desperately needed repairs. The ballot measure isn’t perfect, but our dysfunctional legislature won’t do anything about this, so I figure $18 a year is a total bargain if it keeps these treasures – our State Parks – up and running and there for all of us and for those who come after us.
Bill Maher’s New Rule
Yet another dreary story in the L.A. Times about a bible thumping preacher who “declared that his church had created a ministry that ‘delivered’ people from homosexuality.” Yeah, you guessed it. He’s accused of molesting young teen male church members.
Hence comedian Bill Maher’s “New Rule.” If a preacher carries on about homosexuals . . . he’s gay.
Actually, that rule should apply to most everyone who gets all worked up over human sexuality in general. Exceptions: protecting children from predators, keeping Republicans away from farm animals since an alarming number of conservative, "family-values" Republican pols seem to reference that activity a lot, especially when talking about slippery slopes, going from Gays in the Military to Sex With A Cow in an eyeblink. And, of course, violence and coercion never get a pass. But other than that, when it comes to what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms, Jeeze, get a grip.
And remember Bill’s New Rule.
Ya Better Not Laugh, Ya Better Not Cry . .
Yes, I know, it’s 114’ and the pavement’s melting and dogs’ tongues are hanging out and we’re all praying for rain. Or a breeze. Just one breeze that doesn’t feel like it’s coming from a convection oven.
However, the holidays are coming and if you have any dog lovers on your list, drop by Paso Pups’ great website at http://www.parks4pups.org/ and scroll down to the bottom and take a look at their new calendar. The photos were taken during “Splash Days” wherein the Parks 4 Pups group reserves the local pool and dog park members, and all others, can reserve a time for their dogs to dive in. The photo on the cover of the 2011 calendar is reason enough to order one. Guaranteed to make you smile every time you look at the calendar. They’re $13.50 and you can get ordering information at the website.
So, dive in!
Come on Out For Some Eats!
SLO-4-PUPs, the group that started the County’s very first off-leash dog park, will be celebrating it’s 9th anniversary, Sunday, Oct 3, at El Chorro Dog Park (off highway 1 across from Cuesta College) with a hot dog BBQ and a dedication for our new entryway. (Full disclosure: I serve on the Board.) The beautiful entry, constructed by R.J. Barrett, was made possible by a donation from Chris Boyle to honor her late Aunt, Lee Boyle. The event will run from 10 – 2, with the dedication ceremony between 11-11:30, BBQ and cake to follow.
Bring your dog and if you don’t have a dog, come anyway.